Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman William McAuliffe

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Saturday, March 18, 1916

Leave a Reflection

Reflections for Patrolman William McAuliffe

Remembering Patrol William McAuliffe, son of Timothy and Hannah, 108 years since he was killed while on his beat. RIP William.

Ellen T. Mulcahy
Grand niece (in Ireland)

March 15, 2024

NYPD NEWS: 9/30/2023
Gathered with family at the corner of E. 67th St. and 2nd Ave. in Manhattan for the Street Renaming Ceremony in honor of Patrolman William McAuliffe.

NYPD 19th Precinct: Patrolman McAuliffe was killed in the line of duty in 1916. We honor and renew our solemn vow to NeverForget

107 years after his horrific murder, the family of 19th Precinct Patrolman William McAuliffe, travelled from as far as Ireland, to join us in co-naming E 67th St & 2nd Ave: Patrolman William McAuliffe Way.

Over a century has passed since William’s death, but his memory lives on.

Retired Police Officer

September 30, 2023

Fidelis Ad Mortem!

Kevin M.
Retired NYPD

September 26, 2023

Patrolman William McAuliffe Way
Street Co-Naming Ceremony
Saturday, September 30, 2023, at 11:00 am
N/W Corner East 67th Street & 2nd Avenue, Upper East Side
Thank you to the City of New York Police Department, 19th Precinct, and especially, Detective A. Nuccio

Nora LaMarque
Grandniece from NH and formally of Ireland

August 29, 2023

I am the son of Timothy who is the son of Timothy, William's brother.
My grandfather died suddenly in 1926 leaving a large family behind him.
Earlier this year, my grandfathers name came up in conversation and it was then that I realized I had never seen a photo of him. No one that I asked had seen one either.
I contacted my cousin Noreen, grandaughter of William's brother Jeremiah, She was born and reared in Knockacummer, William's home place and she did have a photo which she sent to me together with a photo of Jeremiah and William.
Then she told me the story of William which I was amazed to hear and very surprised that I had never heard it.
To William, I say, I will be in New York for September, 30th ceremony and I intend to find and visit your place of rest in Calvary and when there will proudly reflect the man you obviously were.
Your grand nephew,
Timmy McAuliffe

Timmy McAuliffe
Grand nephew

August 11, 2023

Remembering Patrol William McAuliffe, son of Timothy and Hannah, imagine it is 107 years since he was killed while on his beat. RIP William

Helen Mulcahy
Great niece (in Ireland)

March 16, 2023

William was my Great Grandfather's (William Twomey's) nephew. Son of Timothy McAuliffe and Honora nee Twomey. He left Ireland for New York aged 20.

Jenny Wood

August 22, 2022

Rest In Peace . Hope that your memory lives in with family members and you are never forgotten by nypd

Ret. Po ohara
Nypd mounted

March 18, 2021

Rest in eternal peace

Mark Mottola

March 18, 2020

I’m sorry I never knew you, Uncle Willie, but your picture is in my house and your memory is in my heart. Thank you.

Norah McAuliffe

December 7, 2019

Rest in peace Patrolman McAuliffe.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 15, 2019

Patrolman William McAuliffe was talked about in my famliy when I was a young girl growing up in Ireland. One hundrend years later, he is still in our thoughts.

greatniece or grandniece

August 4, 2016

Remembering Patrolman William McAuliffe on the 100th anniversary of his death, March 18 1916 - 2016.


March 27, 2016

We remembered Patrolman William McAuliffe today in the 19th Precinct. Never Forgotten.

If any family members of Patrolman McAuliffe read this please contact me at the 19th Precinct.

PO Nuccio

March 20, 2015

remembering Patrol William McAuliffe, son of Timothy and Hannah. William was born in Knockacummer, Meelin, Co Cork, Ireland. He is buried in Calvary Cemetery, Queens.

his grand niece

grand niece

September 25, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 94th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

March 18, 2010

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 18, 2010

I said a little prayer today for Patrolman McAuliffe and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

March 12, 2009


Pat Van Den Berghe

April 30, 2008

We should never forget those who make the world a safer place for us all, a great police officer.

Richard McAuliffe
same family name

June 3, 2006

Rest in peace and may god bless your soul. You are not forgotten.

Ret. PO

May 31, 2006

None of us know what danger lurks behind us...though your sacrifice happened so many years ago, you serve as a reminder to all of us to be ever vigilant. Rest in peace.

Chief of Police

February 10, 2006

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.